VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 15, 2016) -
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SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SIL) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters (the "Underwriters") led by National Bank Financial Inc. ("NBF") pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 4,550,000 units of the Company (the "Units") at a price of C$2.20 per Unit (the "Issue Price") for gross proceeds to the Company of approximately C$10 million (the "Offering"). Each Unit will consist of one common share of SilverCrest (a "Common Share") and one half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one common share (a "Warrant Share") of SilverCrest at an exercise price of C$3.00. The Warrants will have a term of 24 months from the closing of the Offering.
In addition, SilverCrest has granted the Underwriters an option (the "Underwriters' Option"), exercisable at any time, in whole or in part, until the date that is 30 days following the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an additional 15% of the number of Units solely to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes. The Underwriters can elect to exercise the option for Units, Common Shares only, or Warrants only, or any combination thereof.
The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to continue Phase II of the exploration program at SilverCrest's Las Chispas Property and for general corporate purposes.
The Units to be issued under this Offering will be offered by way of a short form prospectus in all of the provinces of Canada, except Quebec.
The Offering is scheduled to close on or about December 6, 2016 and is subject to a number of conditions including, but not limited to, receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable securities regulatory authorities.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.
ABOUT SILVERCREST METALS INC.
SilverCrest is a Canadian precious metals exploration company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, that is focused on new discoveries, value-added acquisitions and targeting production in Mexico's historic precious metal districts. The Company is led by a proven management team in all aspects of the precious metal mining sector, including the pioneering of a responsible "phased approach" business model taking projects through discovery, finance, on time and on budget construction, and production with subsequent increased value to shareholders.
N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng, President & CEO
SilverCrest Metals Inc.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. Such forward looking statements concern the net proceeds from the Offering and the intended use of proceeds. Such forward looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: conditions in general economic and financial markets; timing and amount of capital expenditures; and effects of regulation by governmental agencies. The actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward looking statements as a result of the risk factors including: the availability of funds; the timing and content of work programs; results of exploration activities of mineral properties; the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data; and general market and industry conditions. Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements included in this news release if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as otherwise required by applicable law.